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Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes
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Habitat: Open habitats interspersed with brushy shelter.

Description: Small, and slender with a very bushy tail.  Color ranges from tan, to grey or reddish.  They all have a white tipped tail, and black ears and forelegs.

Size: 90-113cm long, 3.6-5.8kg

Diet: small rodents, rabbits and birds in winter along with bird eggs, fruits, and berries in the summer.

Fun Facts: Foxes are often seen near roads or houses, because their main predator, the coyote, will not follow them there.

Source: Pattie, D. and C. Fisher. 1999. Mammals of Alberta. Lone Pine Publishing.

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Prairie Crocus
Anemone patens
Tufted with silky hairs throughout.  The leaves are long-stalked and divided into threes.  Blue, purple or nearly white flowers that are hairy on the back.
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